Masters Programs in Social Sciences

Compare 648 Masters Programs in Social Sciences

Master's degrees often represent a continuation of studies and a refinement of academic focus. These courses tend to require a bachelor's degree for entry and typically take at least two years to complete.

What is a Master in Social Sciences? The social sciences are most often defined in terms of specializations. A prospective student is likely to encounter programs in areas such as anthropology, linguistics, economics, political science, sociology and history. However, there are also opportunities in this discipline for students who wish to pursue a hybrid or interdisciplinary program. In general, a social sciences master's degree takes students through an exploration of research methods and philosophy in addition to discussions of specific topics. These programs frequently feature projects requiring a blend of primary and secondary research, as well as extensive discussions, both written and verbal.

The ability to consider society from an academic perspective is often useful in many aspects of a graduate's life, from making travel more enjoyable to helping in personal relationships. Holding a master's degree might also provide a candidate with a certain level of initial credibility during the job search process.

Check with each institution for the most relevant tuition estimates. These figures vary depending on each school and might even change from year to year.

Many social scientists tend to graduate and go on to apply to doctoral programs. A PhD or other terminal degree programs might afford an opportunity for students to pursue specific interests through research. A social science master’s degree holder might find employment in any number of positions, depending on his or her specialization. Examples include data analysis, project management, fundraising or grant writing. There is also the possibility for graduates to qualify for corporate executive positions, such as vice president.

Each institution tends to offer distinct advantages. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master in International Relations and Foreign Trade in Madrid

ESERP Business School
Campus Part time 1 year October 2017 Spain Madrid

Are you in need of a training programme that allows you to work in the international business arena? Then you have come to the right place, because the Master in International Relations and Foreign Trade in Madrid will prepare you in order to develop a professional career in any business that operates in different countries around the world. Due to the steady increase of globalisation, these studies will give you a big advantage when it comes to your success in the future. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences. Are you in need of a training programme that allows you to work in the international business arena? Then you have come to the right place, because the Master in International Relations and Foreign Trade in Madrid will prepare you in order to develop a professional career in any business that operates in different countries around the world. Due to the steady increase of globalisation, these studies will give you a big advantage when it comes to your success in the future. We provide you with quality training that includes modules such as international economic analysis, business internationalisation and international market research, where the best professionals in the industry will be at your disposal to answer all of your questions. Best of all, you’ll notice how easy it is for you to learn, because at ESERP we use internationally renowned teaching methods such as case-study and simulation, as well as the Balanced Scorecard Method. If you are still unsure, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. What else are you waiting for to sign up? Objectives Good organisational, leadership and management skills. Adaptability to change and innovations in technology. Ability to provide a company’s senior management with strategic and operational plans. Critical analysis and abstract thinking. Quick identification, analysis and solving of problems. Open-mindedness towards the socioeconomic and cultural environment. As well as a high level of personal and professional cultural enrichment guiding day-to-day activities, ultimately transforming the cost of education... [-]

Master In Psychology-psychotherapies

Université Internationale de Casablanca
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Morocco Casablanca

The training provides practical knowledge on the various research methodologies (experimental, clinical, statistical, cognitive and behavioral). [+]

"Moroccans are increasingly waiting for psychological accompaniment to improve their quality of life. Morocco now has only a few hundred psychologists and psychotherapists, these health professionals are in great demand. "The psychologist is a mental health professional who specializes in the understanding and treatment of human behavior, mental processes, perception, emotional life, thought construction, memory, communication and Interpersonal relationships. The psychotherapist is a health professional, psychologist in general, who has acquired a theoretical and practical training. This not only allows him to work on his own difficulties, which is essential to practice in the clinic, but also to appropriate a method of work and tools that will allow him to exercise in an ethical manner. The skills of psychologists are demanded everywhere. Whether they are clinical psychologists, school psychologists or occupational psychologists, these professionals work in institutions and with diverse audiences. PRESENTATION The Psychology-Psychotherapy training is a Bac + 3 (Bachelor's degree) and a Bac + 5 (Master's) course. The specificity of the Bac + 3 level license proposed at the International University of Casablanca is the balanced share between the different disciplines: Fundamental, social and educational psychology Clinical Psychology Psychology of childhood, juvenile and adult development Cognitive psychology Psychoanalysis Psychophysiology, Neuropsychology Psychopathology and Psychiatry The training also provides practical knowledge on the various research methodologies (experimental, clinical, statistical, cognitive and behavioral). For the Master level, the training aims to acquire special skills in the different currents in psychology, as well as a deepening and mastery in psychotherapy. ADMISSIONS Admissions... [-]

Master Teacher Training For Spanish-speaking Mandarin Chinese

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Campus Full time 1 year May 2018 Spain Madrid

In order to meet the growing interest and demand in Spain and throughout Latin America by knowledge of Mandarin, Click Asia. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences. Issuing institution: Universitario Ortega y Gasset Research Institute and Click Asia Presentation and objectives In order to meet the growing interest and demand in Spain and throughout Latin America by knowledge of Mandarin, Click Asia. Center of Oriental Languages ​​and Ortega-Marañón Foundation promote the realization of a training and masters courses for university students from China or sinohablantes of other nationalities who wish to specialize in teaching their native language to Spanish, Spanish-speaking US and Latin America in general, where China has a growing influence derived from its significant investments in the region. In this sense, the Master gives teachers a theoretical knowledge of Mandarin and the methodology used for teaching in Spanish-speaking societies. Program Development The course takes place from September 2015 to June 2016. 6 months 3 months theoretical and practical. The Master is taught in the cities of Madrid and Barcelona. The theoretical part is taught at the University Research Institute Ortega y Gasset (affiliated with the Complutense University of Madrid center) and Click Asia. The practical part is carried out in schools in Barcelona and Madrid which has reached a collaboration agreement. These practices consist in teaching classes for beginners Mandarin Chinese language teaching at primary and / or secondary and students of the Complutense University of Madrid. These aspiring teachers, probationary period, shall at all times support and advice of Click Asia, specialized in teaching oriental languages ​​based in Barcelona, ​​promoter of the project center. Requirements adminisión Possession of a university... [-]

Online Master in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Creighton University Online
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 - 24 months September 2017 USA Omaha

Creighton University’s Online Masters in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution develops strong leaders across a variety of industries that can systematically break down problems, mediate different points of view, and collaborate towards innovative solutions. [+]

Creighton University’s Online Masters in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution develops strong leaders across a variety of industries that can systematically break down problems, mediate different points of view, and collaborate towards innovative solutions. The program is offered by the Werner Institute at Creighton University School of Law, ranked by The Princeton Review in its Best 169 Law Schools (2015). Concentrations Organizational Collaboration and Conflict Management International Negotiations and Conflict Resolution Health Care Collaboration and Dispute Resolution The flexible program enables students to complete their degree completely online in 18-24 months. The program also includes two 5-day residencies at Creighton’s campus in Omaha, Nebraska giving students an opportunity to practice their skills in role-playing simulations and group exercises. Students also complete a practicum experience in a professional or organizational setting that you choose. Partnership with Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Creighton students and recent graduates receive ACR membership for $50 per year, a tuition break of $200 per semester, as well as other discounts towards publications and conferences. [-]

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
Campus Full time 2 months September 2017 USA La Jolla

The MPP is a two-year, full-time professional degree program. Constructing the scaffolding for policymaking in a global context is the critical component of the MPP. It will prepare students with the skills needed to compare best practices in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and beyond. Our faculty are go-to experts for the public, private and intergovernmental sectors, creating design and evaluation methodology of public policy around the globe. The MPP degree combines this social science policy expertise with our campus strengths in STEM and health sciences. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences. The MPP is a two-year, full-time professional degree program. Constructing the scaffolding for policymaking in a global context is the critical component of the MPP. It will prepare students with the skills needed to compare best practices in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and beyond. Our faculty are go-to experts for the public, private and intergovernmental sectors, creating design and evaluation methodology of public policy around the globe. The MPP degree combines this social science policy expertise with our campus strengths in STEM and health sciences. Program Overview The MPP requires 92 units for completion. All students take eight required core courses in their first year and a capstone research seminar in the second. Students must choose a minimum of one area of specializations. Although proficiency in a foreign language is not required, 24 units may be counted toward the degree as long as the language matches an elective regional or country specialization. ... [-]

Master's Degree In Public Affairs With A Concentration In Forensic Science

Universidad del Turabo
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Puerto Rico Gurabo

The graduate of the Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in Forensic Science will be able to manage, design and coordinate projects of criminal investigation, protection and analysis of the evidence collected and kept in the crime scene as well as expertise in legal proceedings in the areas of physical aspects of the evidence, forensic photography and writing sketches, documents and dubious analysis to clarify crimes. [+]

Description The graduate of the Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in Forensic Science will be able to manage, design and coordinate projects of criminal investigation, protection and analysis of the evidence collected and kept in the crime scene as well as expertise in legal proceedings in the areas of physical aspects of the evidence, forensic photography and writing sketches, documents and dubious analysis to clarify crimes. curriculum Medullary component MSPA 500 Theory, Practice and Change in Public Policy Administration MSPA 505 Computer Education for Administrators MSPA 510 Research Techniques and Quantitative Methods Applied to Public Administration MSPA 520 Administrative Law and Ethics MSPA 530 Planning and Evaluation: Theories, Methods and Techniques MSPA 540 Seminar: Development, Planning and Evaluation of Human Resources MSPA 550 Fiscal Management Resources Component Specialty FORS 730 Research and Forensic Identification FORS 735 Research and Collection of Evidence Crime Scene FORS 740 Forensic Photography and Writing Sketch FORS 745 Expert Witness in Court FORS 750 Doubtful Review Documents MSPA 710 Research Seminar MSPA 720 Practice (Internship) Public Affairs Electives component FORS 760 Forensic Psychology CRJU 600 Victim: Crime and Society Practices 630 CRJU techniques on the Organization and Administration of Police 635 CRJU Mental Health and the Law CRJU 640 Addiction Problems: Legal and Psychosocial CRJU 715 Seminar: Special situations in the administration of correctional programs Curriculum FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER FIRST TERM MSPA 500 Theory, Practice and Change in Public Policy Administration MSPA 505 Computer Education for Public Administrators FIRST YEAR - FIRST... [-]

Master of Arts in Education in School and Child Psychology (MAEd)

Universidad del Este (UNE)
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 Puerto Rico Carolina

The program emphasizes a professional that is concerned with the science and practice of psychology with infants, children, youth, families; learners of all ages; and the schooling process. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences. The program emphasizes a professional that is concerned with the science and practice of psychology with infants, children, youth, families; learners of all ages; and the schooling process. The program prepares them to provide a range of psychological services, such as: Diagnosis, assessment, intervention, prevention, health promotion, and program development and evaluation services. The focus is on the development processes of children and youth within the context of schools, families and other ecological systems. The program prepares them to intervene at different levels to ensure and promote a healthy development. [-]

Master of Arts in US National Security

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS)
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) is a unique, professionally-oriented graduate school offering a Master of Arts Degree in US national security. The DMGS program is specifically designed to support the professional development of aspiring, new, and mid-level professionals in government, the private sector, and in civil society who seek to advance and secure the interests and ideals of the nation. [+]

Program Objectives The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) is a unique, professionally-oriented graduate school offering a Master of Arts Degree in US national security. The DMGS program is specifically designed to support the professional development of aspiring, new, and mid-level professionals in government, the private sector, and in civil society who seek to advance and secure the interests and ideals of the nation. The focus of this program is to enhance students’ historical, conceptual, and theoretical knowledge of skills necessary to develop strategy and policy; to develop the skills to diagnose contemporary and over-the-horizon threats and opportunities; and based on this diagnosis, to consider policy options and the integration of alternative capabilities which could be applied to ongoing security challenges and conflict melioration and resolution. This includes the skills to anticipate the trends in the global environment; the short-and long-term aims, strategies, instruments and vulnerabilities of competitors; and to identify the resulting specific opportunities ― in a given region or globally ― to advance US interests. The program will also cover US government organizational and institutional arrangements, and the authorities of individual agencies to implement policy. In addition, the tensions between national security policy and practices and liberal democracy will be considered – and how the US and other democracies have sought to reconcile them. This program will also cover the functional utility of individual instruments, and integrated “whole of government” planning in regional geographic contexts, with particular emphasis on the non-kinetic capabilities of the other two... [-]

Women Directors Leadership Summit

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time Part time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The Women Directors Leadership Summit is an incisive program that aims at moving the focus from why women should be on boards and C-Suite positions to how they should perform for board excellence and leadership effectiveness. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences. The Women Directors Leadership Summit is an incisive program that aims at moving the focus from why women should be on boards and C-Suite positions to how they should perform for board excellence and leadership effectiveness. Several key research reports have cited the impact of competent solid women at board level: Catalyst, a research group focused on women’s advancement to senior leadership, found that Fortune 500 companies with more women directors, on average, outperformed those with fewer women board members on a broad range of financial indicators. In addition, Catalyst has found a strong correlation between the number of women on boards and in the C-Suite and ROI (Return on Investment) and ROE (Return on Equity) of company returns. The Credit Suisse Research Institute recently reported that net income growth over the past six years averaged 14% for companies with women directors compared to 10% for those with no female board members. Global Research findings show that there are several key consequences of gender-based heterogeneity for boardroom work, board governance, and group dynamics. These are: Enhanced dialogue Better decision making, including the value of dissent More effective risk mitigation and crisis management Higher quality monitoring of and guidance to management Positive changes to the boardroom environment and culture More orderly and systematic board work Positive changes in the behavior of men This program for top level women will equip them with the solid skills and safe network to enable their ability to overcome key impediments in... [-]

Master's Degree In International Relations

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Évora

The Master in International Relations and European Studies is an interdisciplinary master's degree that aims to provide students with an in-depth analysis of the main actors, structures and processes that shape the global policy. [+]

PRESENTATION The MA in International Relations and European Studies It is an interdisciplinary master's degree that aims to provide students with an in-depth analysis of the main actors, structures and processes that shape the global policy. During the first year, the Master's program addresses the key issues of International Relations and theoretical perspectives for its analysis, giving special emphasis to the study of the European Union as a political system and as an actor in a globalized world. Classes are designed to maintain a balance between the practical and theoretical dimensions of the two core areas of the course, in order to provide students with a diverse set of core competencies in both the academic and the professional level. The second year is devoted to writing the dissertation, allowing students to further research and apply knowledge and skills acquired to an area of ​​RI or European studies that is of interest and serve their professional aspirations. Careers Bodies of the central and local public administration, EU institutions and agencies, IGOs, NGOs, political parties, interest groups, and transnational companies; adminsitração public, diplomacy, advocacy, consultancy, analysis and policy advice, teaching and research. [-]

History of Religions (M.Phil)

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Oslo

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Religion and History in the Pre-Modern World:Encounter and Conflict [+]

Masters in Social Sciences. Language of Instruction: English Interdisciplinary Approaches to Religion and History in the Pre-Modern World: Encounter and Conflict Why is Jerusalem still such a contested place? What are the reasons for the systematic destruction by the Islamic State (IS) of the cultural heritage of the past? Why do sacred texts produced centuries ago continue to shape the lives of people today? How are they used and abused? Why does the sword sometimes replace the word in religious matters? How did religious groups, ideas and artefacts travel from one continent to another and how did that migration transform them? In other words, how did religious conflicts and encounters shape the modern world and why do they still matter today? These are some of the topics MF Norwegian School of Theology tackles in its new M.Phil programme in History of Religions, with a primary focus on Religion in the Pre-Modern World: Encounters and Conflicts. The programme is focused on the issues of religious cross-pollination, coexistence and conflict in three target areas: Europe, South-East Asia and the Middle East. Addressed in a long historical perspective stretching from Late Antiquity to the European Renaissance, the programme seeks to illuminate the roots of present peaceful coexistence and interchange, as well as of today’s antagonisms and conflicts. The underlying idea of the programme is that, in order to fully grasp current religious conflicts and alliances, we need to understand how the perceptions of past and present are intertwined, reciprocally dependent and constantly reshaped.... [-]

MA in Conflict Analysis & Resolution

Sabanci University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has made a substantial investment to develop a Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program that is designed to provide graduate level education for Turkish and foreign students. [+]

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has made a substantial investment to develop a Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program that is designed to provide graduate level education for Turkish and foreign students. Consistent with the philosophy and mission of the University, the Program aims to take a regional lead in providing support for peacemaking and conflict prevention schemes on the ground. Initiated in Fall 2000, the master's program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution has the following goals and objectives: Presenting students with an analytical perspective that will enable them to define objective parameters as well as the perceptual and psychological context of conflicts Equipping students with theoretical understanding and practical skills in conflict resolution so as to assist them in managing conflict situations creatively and constructively. Various approaches to conflict resolution and conflict management techniques are introduced, such as negotiation, mediation, problem solving techniques, and track two diplomacy Encouraging students to apply their conflict resolution background to policy issues related to disputes in or among governments, organizations, civil societies, or corporations. The international dimension of the program considers the changing nature of diplomacy in the post-Cold War era. In this context, the Program treats different frameworks of conflict resolution as a tool to study and generate alternative foreign policy options. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is determined to pursue these objectives in an effective way through building international institutional networks as well as strategic alliances with universities and NGOs. Program outcomes Develop the ability to use critical,... [-]

MRes in Psychology

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 5 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The MRes Psychology is for psychology graduates who wish to continue their studies to an advanced level and may be considering progression to a doctorate. The main focus of the course is the study of research methods, which will give you an advanced critical appreciation of contemporary methods, theories and issues in psychology and will build upon and enhance the skills you acquired from your undergraduate studies... [+]

Masters in Social Sciences. Psychology - MRes The MRes Psychology is for psychology graduates who wish to continue their studies to an advanced level and may be considering progression to a doctorate. The main focus of the course is the study of research methods, which will give you an advanced critical appreciation of contemporary methods, theories and issues in psychology and will build upon and enhance the skills you acquired from your undergraduate studies. In advanced research methods modules you will develop in-depth research skills for psychology and apply them to a substantial piece of independent research, ensuring that you apply your knowledge and understanding of appropriate ethical issues. You will develop your intellectual and thinking skills to a very high academic standard, which will be reflected in your studies, in particular your dissertation. About the course The Psychology department at the University of Bolton is one of the oldest and most established psychology departments in the UK with a long history of teaching the subject at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Teaching will be carried out in small groups to encourage interaction and in-depth discussion of ideas and specialist knowledge. There are many opportunities to develop key and transferable skills for example presentation, research and numeracy skills, critical thinking, personal development and self awareness. A variety of innovative teaching and learning methods are employed throughout the degree to ensure the acquisition and development of appropriate concepts, knowledge and skills. Tutors are active researchers within the areas of psychology that are... [-]

Master in History of Society with a specialisation in Global History and International Relations

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

The Master History of Society is an interdisciplinary programme: we combine knowledge and theories from both the humanities and the social sciences to analyse complex historical issues. An international and comparative approach teaches us to identify similarities and differences in historical case studies. [+]

Master in History of Society with a specialisation in Global History and International Relations Why choose History of Society in Rotterdam? The Master History of Society is an interdisciplinary programme: we combine knowledge and theories from both the humanities and the social sciences to analyse complex historical issues. An international and comparative approach teaches us to identify similarities and differences in historical case studies. The international track of the Master History of Society is titled ‘Global History and International Relations’. In this programme, two otherwise independent fields of study are combined to analyse international relations from a historical and global perspective. We focus for example on the rise and fall of great powers such as the British Empire and the United States. We discuss the historical backgrounds of contemporary geopolitical issues and show how the past itself is mobilized by groups and individuals to legitimize policies and to construct identities. In Rotterdam you learn to describe both the broad outlines and the unique and specific aspects of historical events. Our programme is characterised by small-scale seminars, personal supervision, and intensive contacts with faculty and fellow students. We maintain excellent contacts with archives, museums, and research institutes that offer valuable research internships to our students. For several years in a row the Master History of Society has been named the best history Master in the Netherlands by both the journal Elsevier and Keuzegids Masters. One of the courses: Mapping Global Order This course combines two specialisations: International Relations Theory and World... [-]

Master International Communication

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Netherlands Groningen United Kingdom Leeds Lithuania Vilnius + 4 more

The programme has a competency based, hands-on approach. As part of a team, you will design communication strategies for clients needing results. Academic achievement is not enough to be successful in this programme. You will have to prove yourself as a creative problem solver, able to measure up to professional standards as well as academic excellence. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences. Master International Communication: www.hanzegroningen.eu/mic Welcome to the Master in International Communication This double degree programme is offered in association with the Geert Hofstede Consortium. Four universities, all specialising in corporate communication and public relations in an international, professional context, have joined forces to form the Geert Hofstede Consortium. The consortium offers a unique joint master's programme in International Communication (MIC). The programme is a full-time study over three semesters (90 EC). You will study at two universities, with the possibility to study in the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom and Lithuania. Graduates receive two degrees and a certificate from the Geert Hofstede Consortium. The Master in International Communication (MIC) is a joint programme developed in close cooperation between the Geert Hofstede Consortium partners:​ Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands IULM University, Milan, Italy Vilnius University, Lithuania Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom The Master International Communication (MIC) is an ambitious programme for those who aspire to an international career in communication. Whether you have recently graduated or are currently working, the MIC prepares you for a career as a communication practitioner in senior managerial or consultancy positions, responsible for the external and internal communication of an organisation. Educational concept The programme has a competency based, hands-on approach. As part of a team, you will design communication strategies for clients needing results. Academic achievement is not enough to be successful in this programme. You will have to prove yourself as a creative problem solver, able to... [-]